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YOUNG | Ready for the Fight

Reds skipper anticipates tough week ahead.

22 November 2021

Captain Luke Young anticipates that his side needs to be ready for the fight ahead of our next two fixtures against FC Halifax and Bromley next week.

Both sides currently lie in the play-off places and Young insists it will be a 'good test' to see where the squad is so far.

He said: “We need to go into this week ready for the fight and show people we are good players and we’re a good team.

“We need to go out there and get good results next week to make this draw [against Wealdstone] look not as bad.

“We’ve got tough tests against teams that are fighting for the playoffs and are in the position we want to be in.

“It’s a good test to see where we are as a group and where we’re going to be.

Before Saturday’s goalless draw against Wealdstone, Phil Parkinson’s side had shown their lethal touch in front of goal scoring eleven in their previous two.

Despite not finding the net against a resolute Wealdstone, Young believes that if they keep creating chances, the goals will come more frequently.

“We were always going to come into today’s game expected to score more goals from the outside looking in.

“For us, as players, we know it doesn’t always work like that, and Wealdstone would have looked at us and decided not to give us a sniff and make us break them down.

“We knew we had to be patient and move the ball a lot to make them work harder.

“We probably should have won the game with the chances we had, whether we deserved to is another matter but we had the chances too.

George Wickens put in a superb man-of-the-match display in the Wealdstone goal, denying the Red Dragons at every opportunity, on what Luke Young described as a disappointing afternoon.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t at our best, we weren’t rubbish, but we weren’t outstanding and still created the best chance in the game.

“Had we come away with a hard-fought one-nil win we’d have been happy but it’s unfortunate we didn’t get the three points.

“It’s disappointing off the back of two really good away performances and wins.

“It was a frustrating day all round, you could feel it from the crowd, we were as players, and we tried to keep going doing the right things.

Wrexham travel to Halifax on Tuesday night and for fans traveling to the Shay Stadium you can find ticket information by clicking here.

Image: Gemma Thomas


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